Damian is not only reliable but incredibly dedicated to his work, approaching all tasks with a positive and pragmatic attitude.

With over 37 years of experience acting for private and corporate clients, Damian is a Principal within the firm's Insurance team. His work covers employee claims for rehabilitation and compensation, including statutory benefit issues, employee damages claims, recovery actions against third party, advice on compensation and rehabilitation management, as well as litigating in AAT and Federal Court.

Damian has experience in dispute resolution acting for individuals, large corporations, and industry peak bodies. His main client focus is to achieve optimum legal, economical and acceptable outcomes.

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Qualifications

Bachelor Of Economics, Monash University
Master Of Laws, Monash University
Personal Injury Accredited Specialist

Community Involvement

Honorary Solicitor, SRC Act Licensees Association
Member, Law Institute Victoria
Member, Law Council of Australia

Client Solutions

Self-Insurer
insurance
Client problem

Damian's client required assistance in defending an action involving contribution issues with a co-defendant. The case involved duty of care to a person injured during the course of an armed hold-up.

outcome achieved

Damian successfully defended his client throughout the proceedings, resulting in costs awarded in favour of his client.

Self-Insurer
Insurance
Client problem

Damian was representing the defence of a complex workers' compensation claim involving whether an exclusionary ground of reasonable administrative action applied.

outcome achieved

Damian was able to successfully resolve the matter in favour of his client.

Private Company
Contracts
Client problem

Damian was working on a matter where drafting contracts with respect to catching/harvesting operations across abalone sectors and balancing interests of licence and quota holders with those of contractors were required. 

WHS&E, insurance, fisheries law, HAACP and food safety, security interests, and general contract principles and standards were all areas that needed to be considered throughout the process.

outcome achieved

Damian successfully developed a raft of contracts to assist his client across multiple sectors.

"McInnes Wilson were extremely helpful and proactive in their communication, ensuring we were always fully informed."